October 14, 2011. (Romereports.com)
The pope will personally lead two key events organized to promote the New Evangelization. The events are unique, since they'll be first gatherings on the New Evangelization that will take place here in Rome, to encourage and further its cause.Arch. Rino Fisichella
President, Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization“It's a sign of the importance the Pope gives to the New Evangelization, for it was he who instituted the Pontifical Council. The Pope will meet with us on Saturday as part of the celebration. On Sunday, he will preside over the Mass in St. Peter's Square with all the new evangelizers.”
Part of the meeting will include an exchange of ideas on the New Evangelization. On Saturday October 15th, representatives of the New Evangelization will speak. They include mother Veronica Berzosa, who is the founder of Iesu Communio. She heads a new religious order with a high success of vocations. Also speaking is Italian writer Vittorio Messori, who will talk about the reasons to believe in God. Scientist Marco Bersanelli, will address the relationship between science and faith and finally Colombian bishop Fabio Suescun will talk about the New Evangelization in Latin America.
Internationally known singer Andrea Bocelli will offer a small concert just before the arrival of Benedict XVI.
On Sunday the 16th, the pope will preside over the Mass in St. Peter's Basilica where the New Evengelization will of course be the main focus. It will be a turning point that will bring specific guidelines and benchmarks for the forthcoming Synod on the New Evangelization to be held in October 2012 in Rome.